Book An Eye Test: Find Your Local Independent Opticians

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Why use local independent opticians?

Part of their local community, these highly trained optometrists offer a personalised service to everyone who walks through their door. Dedicated to customer care, independent opticians provide you with their time, knowledge and a range of eyewear frames that often cannot be rivalled anywhere else on the high street.

Personal Service

Independent opticians provide that personal touch and make you feel like you are their only patient.

Quality

The quality of your glasses is much higher due to the fact that independent opticians stock top brands.

Your Local Community

Your local independent opticians are part of your community and become one of your friends.

Not 100% sure you need an eye test?

If you’re not 100% sure that you need an eye examination, take a look at our eye symptoms and conditions to put your mind at ease.

Take a look at our blog

We publish frequent articles answering the most commonly asked questions about eye health.​

Frequently asked questions

Got a question about your eye exam? Here are a few of the top questions answered or ask your local independent optician who will be happy to help.

Yes, many opticians now give you the option to book an eye test via
their website or through an external booking system. We help you
find independent opticians you can book with instantly and
conveniently.

Not sure how to book?

Read our step-by-step guide on how to search for your local optician.

Booking a free NHS eye test is very easy.

You will book an eye test as normal, then you will be asked to fill out an NHS form. You will also need to bring a document as proof that you are entitled to a free eye test.

To get a free NHS eye test you need to be eligible for one of the following requirements:

  • Under 16

  • 16-18 and in full-time education

  • 60 and over

  • Have glaucoma / likely to get it / have a family member with glaucoma

  • Receiving some type of income support

  • Pension credit

  • Valid NHS HC2 certificate.

You should go to your local optician at least once every two years. Depending on your current vision and health, you may be instructed to do this more regularly. If you do not currently have a local optician you visit to monitor your eye health, use our search tool to book an eye test today.

Yes, you can book your child in for an eye test.

You should book them in for their first eye test when they are around 4 years old. If you have any concerns about their vision prior to this, there are tests your optician can use to determine their vision ability.

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